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Westrom helps shape ag, environment bills
Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, April 26
UPDATED: Victim identified in Otter Tail crash
Update: Firefighters battle house fire in Garfield
Death of 3-year-old Hubbard County girl under investigation
Free pitch, hit and run competition in Alexandria Sunday
Sports schedule for Thursday, April 27
Adapted Bowling: Alex PI team takes two-pin win
Boys Golf: Alexandria endures weather, wins fourth straight meet
Track and Field: Ludwig first in both throwing events
Ring of Kerry brings Irish influence to Central Square
Lakes Area Radio Theatre hosts two classic shows
Kensington Area Heritage Society announces Saturday event
Evansville Art Center presents 22nd annual Poetry Night
Educational event helps families manage autism in their home
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
Mike Frisch: Catch bigger fish
Morken: No better time than now for turkey hunting in Minnesota
Worth the drive: Wyoming produces on opening morning
Mike Frisch: Which jig is the right jig for walleyes?
A walk in the woods is always worth it
Robert Joseph Schlosser
Jarrin "Jerry" Stark
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Law enforcement course starts this fall
In the Know: Fueling the 'workforce engine'
Letter: Peterson's office: Big hat, no cattle
Echo Press editorial: Shed more light on unclaimed property
It's Our Turn: Is it just a game?
Robin Trott: Five steps to conserving water in your garden
Steve Frericks: Ask for help in tough times
Extension to offer low-tunnel strawberry workshop
Minnesota Farmers Union to host rural issues discussion
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
Carlos Creek Winery honored at Progress Minnesota event
Tech company sprouts from the ground up
A restaurant revival
hires and promotions
On The Street
September 9, 2014
Conservation Stewardship Program renewal deadline set
The clock is ticking for farmers and ranchers whose five-year Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) enrollment contracts expire this year. Re-enrolling land for another five years requires a renewal application to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation...
September 9, 2014 - 12:27pm
August 13, 2014
USDA reminds farmers of conservation compliance changes in 2014 Farm Bill
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack reminded producers that changes mandated through the 2014 Farm Bill require them to have a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification (AD-1026) on file. The Farm Bill relinked highly erodible land conservation and wetland...
August 13, 2014 - 12:00am
June 8, 2013
Wetland restoration program sign-up now available
Partnering with local soil and water conservation districts, the Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) reports that the 2013 RIM-WRP program sign-up is now open. The program offers competitive payment rates for landowners to...
June 8, 2013 - 11:49am
June 1, 2013
USDA seeks sign-ups for wetlands, grasslands conservation programs
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service is accepting applications from landowners interested in the Wetlands Reserve Program and Grassland Reserve Program. A new round of funding authorizes $255 million to enroll up to 100,000 additional acres...
June 1, 2013 - 2:43pm
May 22, 2013
Conservation Stewardship Program applications due May 31
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the Natural Resources Conservation Service's (NRCS) Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) will provide nearly $175 million in funding for up to 12.6 million additional acres of enrollment this year. "CSP offers payments to producers...
May 22, 2013 - 12:00am
May 4, 2013
Conservation Stewardship Program applications due by May 31
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the Natural Resources Conservation Service's Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) will provide nearly $175 million in funding for up to 12.6 million additional acres of enrollment this year. "The Conservation Stewardship...
May 4, 2013 - 9:17am
May 3, 2013
Conservation Reserve Program holds open house
Douglas County Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) will hold an open house on Wednesday, May 8 from 9 a.m. to noon at the United States Department of Agriculture Service Center, 900 Robert Street, Alexandria. Staff will answer questions and explain program rules for the upcoming general...
May 3, 2013 - 12:00am
April 28, 2013
Soil and water conservation efforts take spotlight
It is no secret that natural resources are a big part of what makes living in Minnesota special. Throughout the state, Minnesotans have access to miles of rivers and streams, plentiful lakes and abundant soil resources. During the week of April 28 - May 3, 2013, the Minnesota Board...
April 28, 2013 - 10:42am
April 27, 2013
Conservation group to host fundraiser dinner in St. Cloud
The Central Minnesota Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society will host its 23rd Annual Conservation and Sportsmen's Banquet on Monday, May 20 at the Kelly Inn-Best Western, 100 4th Avenue South, St. Cloud, MN, beginning with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. ...
April 27, 2013 - 9:32am
March 10, 2013
Here's advice for landowners dealing with drought
The USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) water and climate and other experts are predicting drought conditions in the West and places across the nation, marking a possible two-year drought in many states. Faced with limited water resources, farmers and ranchers are...
March 10, 2013 - 10:43am
February 8, 2013
Conservation program awarded funding
Neighbors are joining forces to protect Douglas County lakes with runoff reducing and erosion eliminating projects. Through a new Community...
February 8, 2013 - 12:00am
January 23, 2013
Conservation applications accepted
January 23, 2013 - 12:00am
December 14, 2012
Ingebrigtsen earns conservation award
The Nature Conservancy in Minnesota recently presented its 2012 Government Relations Awards to state and local leaders for their work on priority conservation issues. Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen (R-Alexandria) was recognized for championing legislation that reflected recommendations...
December 14, 2012 - 12:00am
October 31, 2012
New conservation officers begin field assignments
Seven new Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) conservation officers (COs), including Mitch Lawler of Alexandria, are on the job following 16 weeks of field training. "These officers were recently added to the 'thin green line' sworn to uphold the laws and regulations...
October 31, 2012 - 12:00am
October 29, 2012
Conservation Corps Minnesota seeks applicants for field work
Young adults, ages 18 to 25, are encouraged to apply for one of 150 positions available with Conservation Corps Minnesota and Iowa. All projects are completed on public land in cooperation with nonprofit organizations and government agencies, such as the Minnesota Department of Natural...
October 29, 2012 - 2:18pm